10 Amazing Examples of Technology That Is Disrupting Modern Medicine

(Prague Post) – Medicine and technology tend to go hand in hand. New technology drives innovation, and the work that’s been done over the past couple of years in these fields has been extraordinary. We have started to integrate new technologies, such as virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and big data, into the medical sphere, and these recent adoptions are already growth hacking the positive impacts on people’s lives.

The world of medicine is changing at a rapid pace, which is one of the reasons it’s such an incredible time to be alive. It would probably take an entire afternoon just to scratch the surface of some of the innovations, but I’m excited to share with you a few highlights from the groundbreaking work I’ve seen.

#1 Prosthetics

According to the Amputee Coalition, over 2 million people in the United States have lost a limb. Many receive prosthetic limbs, and one of the most exciting innovations is the advent of bionic limbs, which allow certain prosthetic parts to communicate with each other to provide more functionality. As well as enhancing movement, engineers have also been working on an artificial skin to give these limbs a lifelike feeling. This technology could entirely alter the way we think about prosthetics.

#2 Mental Health

In a study conducted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately one in five people have a mental-health problem. Even though these cases can vary regarding severity, it’s an issue that has plagued society for quite some time. Luckily, there’s new technology designed to combat the scourge of mental illness. From peer-based counseling to virtual reality firms, the tech world is striving to make mental-health solutions more accessible.

#3 Big Data

Big data is a big deal in medicine, not only in its ability to enhance billing and patient communications but also because of its potential to aid diagnostics. According to a study done by McKinsey, data is currently playing a prominent role in examining the biology of a disease. This industry is already a major player in the medical arena and is poised to surge.

by Jimmy Hampton | Prague Post

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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the orthopedic industry. Recognized by MedReps.com as one of the top medical sales influencers in the industry; he has 10 years of combined sales management experience and has held positions as a Director, General Manager and Distributor. Peter has worked for some of the top orthopedic companies in the world - Zimmer, DePuy and Stryker. He is also the founder of OrthoFeed: a popular blog that covers orthopedic news and emerging medical technologies. Peter is a three-time Hall of Fame award winner at Johnson and Johnson and has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, digital marketing and professional education. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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